Bullfighting Banned From Spanish TV


Spain´s national television broadcaster, RTVE, have announced that it will no longer allow bullfighting to be broadcast across the television network.

The move has come after the broadcaster took steps to self regulate the program content, based on the idea of protecting children from images that could be harrowing, distressing or damaging.

The ban on showing these gruesome acts falls under their newly devised “Violence with animals” charter.

The country on the whole is still debating the merits of bullfighting with some people claiming it is a right of heritage of Spanish culture, whereas many animals supporters are outraged that the slaughter of animals for sport should continue in this modern world.

Bullfighting was outlawed in Catalonia in 2010, joining a ban that has been in place in the Canary Islands since 1991.

By Mark Nolan



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